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Importance of Dol-Purnima Utsav or Holi Utsav

March 20, 2011


Holi, or Holli, is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul […]

Jihad has come to India

March 4, 2011


By Richard L. Benkin Jihad has come to India.  The Obama administration and the State Department will tell you that it is nothing more than isolated acts by individuals.  The government in New Delhi will say you are stirring up anti-Muslim sentiment.  The mainstream media will ask how you can say that when we are […]

Islamist militancy and South Asia

November 16, 2010


by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Bayeezid Khan Panni aka Selim Panni, founder and kingpin of notorious Islamist militancy group Hizbut Towhid [HuT] believes in theory of hate speech and poisoning the minds of innocent people with his self-made imaginary statements and stories, which are aimed at creating tremendous hatred in the minds of Muslims against […]

Twelve Fined for Cow Head Protest in Malaysia

August 18, 2010


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, July 28, 2010: A Malaysian court on Tuesday fined 12 Muslims and sentenced one of them to a week in prison for illegally protesting the construction of a Hindu temple by parading a severed cow’s head. The 12 men were among scores of Muslims who marched with a bloodied cow’s head from […]

Indonesian Muslim Clerics in West Java Protest ‘Un-Islamic’ Bima Statue

August 17, 2010


Purwakarta, West Java. Clerics of the Indonesian Ulema Forum staged a mass demonstration outside the local administration’s office on Friday, demanding that they remove the district’s statue of Javanese puppetry figure Bima. In a speech, KH Abdullah Joban, chairman of the forum’s Purwakarta chapter, urged the administration to demolish the statue, claiming “it is against […]

World’s First Glass Hindu Temple in Malaysia. This is just an outstanding Glass Work

August 10, 2010


Malaysia is predominantly a Muslim Country and yet it is very heartening to note that the Govt allowed to build a such a Beautiful Hindu Temple. This is Malaysia’s (and World’s) first glass temple which is called as Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple. This is loacted in, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Baru. This Temple is going to be […]

Indian temple becomes first solar-powered edifice in Malaysia

August 8, 2010


The Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Sungai Salak in Lukut, Negri Sembilan, has become the first solar-powered religious edifice in Malaysia. The 100-year-old temple, located four kilometers from the main road, could not carry out its prayer sessions effectively due to electricity supply problems. The temple committee sought the help of Yayasan MyNadi, a non-governmental […]